I was lucky enough to be able to attend the premier of the latest Hollywood hit starring Rebel Wilson and Anne Hathaway on its first showing in Adelaide. I walked out with a smile on my face and a need for more popcorn.
The Hustle is funny and light-hearted while keeping the audience caring about the characters. This delightful comedy is focused around two very different and intelligent women and their wonderful dynamic as an unlikely pair of con women. Anne Hathaway, playing an elegant French woman named Josephine Chesterfield, works charmingly well alongside Rebel Wilson, who plays a pretty bogan Australian woman named Penny Rust. The director, Chris Addison, has decided to shake up the classic con-man movie and mix in undertones of ‘this town ain’t big enough for the both of us’ western with a timeless teacher-student dynamic. Watching these two strong women in these vibrant roles and work together to con unsuspecting rich men really captures a hearty comedy based on an old classic.
I was swept up in Rebel Wilson’s signature Australian humour and the beauty and elegance of Anne Hathaway. Set in a luxurious part of France with many extravagant sets, The Hustle will have you giggling today and have you dreaming of diamonds the next. The set and scenes were amazing, boasting of decadence and class.
The film is one that the whole family can enjoy. Rated PG, the themes are easy-going and the humour ranges from implied innuendoes to physical slapstick. If you’re looking for a fun and witty comedy, I would recommend taking some friends to see this movie for a good night out!
Million-dollar views with million-dollar actresses, this movie didn’t fail to live up to its hype.
Four stars from me!
Words by Sarah Ingham